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to join a twitter campaign calling on lawmakers to renew tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year without delay. >> campaign for his position i did it we understand it but at the end of the day he has to lead on this issue. >> reporter: while congressional leaders meet behind closed doors, some of the biggest names in corporate america are here on capitol hill meeting with lawmakers pushing for solutions. former tennessee governor told lawmakers everything needs to be on the table. >> i do think there's a broad recognition that it has to be both revenues and serious work on entitlements to make it happen. >> reporter: taxes are still the main sticking point. while president obama wants tax cuts to expire for the most wealthy americans, most americans don't. one told his gop colleagues to sign off on the middle class tax cut extension. the house speaker isn't budging. >> it will hurt small businesses and our economy. it's why it's not the right approach. >> reporter: obama administration officials will look for some middle ground in separate meetings with boehner and oth
, heavy rains have flooded san anselmo creek inundating the downtown with water. voters approved a tax for prevention projects five years ago. but the money has been tied up in court most of the time. now there's about $10 million waiting to be spent. >> there are efforts that -- planning efforts and more to develop what are called retention ponds in upstream areas the idea of which is to slow down the downstream onslaught of water that happens in big rain events. >> the town may be on alert but not everyone there is happy about being on the news. ahead at 6:00, cbs 5's mike sugerman explains why. >>> we might be seeing more of this before all is said and done. this tree came down in san francisco's bernal heights neighborhood. crews were trying to clean it up this morning. there have been a number of trees that have come down in many parts of the bay area. >> pg&e crews doing what they can to reduce power outages during the next storms. they took advantage of the little break in the weather to make headway trimming teresa way from the power lines. yesterday more than 1100 homes lost p
a heart attack. >> she was just fine. the hills will get a lump sum payment of $136 million after taxes. the couple plans to set up college funds for their relatives and also give to charity. the other winner is in arizona and has yet to come forward. >>> coming up, double-digit rate hikes enough to make some sick it their stomachs. the reason more and more health insurance companies are jumping on the rate height bandwagon. >> an unusual weather system means a foot of rain in a few days. what's causing the relentless storms on the west coast? we'll look at that tonight on the "cbs evening news." ,, he went to a toy-making facy in a philadelphia suburb to sell his pitch... and urge lawmakers to pass a tax cut extension for the middle cl. house speaker jo >>> president obama went to a toy making factory in a philadelphia suburb to sell his pitch and urged lawmakers to pass a tax cut extension for the middle class. house speaker john boehner says the president's proposal would be a blow to the economy. if a compromise isn't reached soon automatic tax hikes and steep budget cuts will kick
cutting $900 billion from medicare and reforming social security. it would also raise $800 billion in tax reforms. but the white house says the offer still favors cutting taxes for the wealthy. >> us this far, republican leaders have been adamant that they don't believe rates ought to go up on the top 2% of wealthiest americans. the american people overwhelmingly disagree. >> if the president and republicans can't come to a compromise, everyone's taxes will go up january 1. government spending will be slashed. >>> the dow lost 60. the nasdaq was down 8, s&p down 7. >>> the storms that blew through the bay area brought down many trees and that's meant a hard lesson for homeowners who were cleaning up today. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains your insurance doesn't always cover fallen trees. julie. >> reporter: something many are likely learning following this weekend's storm. we received photos from across the bay area of downed trees on homes and cars, and they provide a clear example of what's covered and what's not. this one from san mateo is a good example of what's cove
in the steeple. many others are doing the same thing. they lose part of the tax exemption but they will make money and cell companies love them. >> because it's up in the air. you have nice location on it. it's good connectivity and people don't see it. >> reporter: steeples are the latest place towers are hidden in plain sight, disguised in trees, in trees, even on fast food signs. usually there's controversy anywhere. >> churches could be unduly influenced by these contracts. >> reporter: mindy of the utility watchdog group turn worries it could help the companies in lobbying efforts. utilities say heavens no! they just want to provide better service from up above the tree line. mike sugerman, cbs 5. >>> he bashed the very show he stars in. you know why angus t. jones won't be appearing in the next new episodes of "two and a half men." >> package thieves raiding porches and taking gifts. what delivery companies are doing to fight back and protect your presence. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby co
in lafayette is already closed. the county's top fire official says the loss of property taxes and a failed tacts measure in november caused the district to burn through its cash reserves. he says now an already understaffed agency will have to do even more with less. >>> the holidays are prime time for crooks trying to pass counterfeit bills. the clues to look for if you suspect a fake. >> plus, the medical breakthrough making it easier for couples to conceive. >>> then iced out. dozens of hockey games lost. how local businesses are losing out in the nhl lockout. >> and remember, you can track the rain anytime with our live high-def doppler radar on our website, to reach a deal that would e this year's hockey season. ready done. >>> negotiations resumed today between nhl owners and players hoping to reach a deal to save the hockey season. but a lot of damage is done. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez in san jose with a look at how the lockout is costing the downtown businesses too. len. >>> reporter: here's an idea of how bad things got for business. you hardly ever hear the wo
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